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ASPA Education Teacher Professional Development Workshops

All new content in 2024!

Building the capacity of specialist and classroom teachers is a focus for ASPA Education. As passionate educators, we believe in equipping teachers with the skills and knowledge to deliver vibrant and sustainable performing arts programs in their schools.

“Positive, inclusive and highly interactive! I walked away with a GIANT bags of tricks and amazing methodology to bring into my classrooms and choirs! Super grateful for today!” – Ramona Ponting, Waverley Christian College

“I loved the positive energy from the presenters and I have walked away feeling inspired and energised for school.” – Sylvia Petrovska, Templestowe Heights PS

Start or Revive Your School Choir

Want to inspire your students to sing with glee? Our experienced staff will share simple and effective tricks of the trade to enable you to reinvigorate or launch a vibrant school choir that students will want to join.

Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers.

Content: 

  • Structuring warm ups for healthy singing, promoting team dynamics and developing focus
  • Selecting appropriate repertoire and sourcing materials
  • Conducting tips and leading groups in rehearsal
  • Introducing and developing part singing and harmony work
  • Learning two contrasting songs, including teaching ideas
  • Singing for Pleasure
  • Connecting and networking with other passionate teachers

Resources: Each participant will receive a booklet with warm ups, activities, music and digital resources.

NESA Elective PD (Sydney only): This PD meets Standard Descriptors 4.1.2, 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 and can contribute 5 hours towards Elective PD at the Proficient Teacher career stage. You will receive a certificate upon completion.

ADELAIDE

Friday March 1
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Burnside City Uniting Church, Tusmore
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Laura Knowling

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BRISBANE

Friday March 8
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Wilston Presbyterian Church
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Georgia Martin

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MELBOURNE

Friday March 1
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: St. Hilary’s Anglican Church, Kew
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Sally Gawley and Grant Ward

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SYDNEY

Friday March 1
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: St John’s Anglican Church, North Ryde
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Tanya Romeo

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Show-Stopping School Concerts

Do you want to put on a show that will blow your school community away, but don’t know where to start? Or do you have all the ideas ready to go but need a helping hand to bring your production to life? Join our expert instructors as they give you simple and effective tools to create a show-stopping (and stress-free!) performance.

Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers.

Content: 

  • Preparing dynamic concert programs
  • Selecting appropriate repertoire for different age groups and sourcing materials
  • Engaging the school community in rehearsals and performances
  • Designing creative segues and links between items
  • Writing scripts, rehearsing speakers and auditioning solos
  • Implementing props, costumes and other theatrical devices
  • Learning two themed songs and adding simple yet effective choreography
  • Polishing for a performance
  • Connecting and networking to maximise learning with and from others

Resources:Each participant will receive a booklet with warm ups, activities, music and digital resources.

NESA Elective PD (Sydney only): This PD meets Standard Descriptors 6.2.2, 2.1.2 and 7.4.2 and can contribute 5 hours towards Elective PD at the Proficient Teacher career stage. You will receive a certificate upon completion.

MELBOURNE

Friday May 10
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: 1st Kew Scout Hall, Kew
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Grace Collins and Rebecca Sabatino

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SYDNEY

Friday May 17
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: St John’s Anglican Church, North Ryde
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Tanya Romeo and Tiegan Denina

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Performing Arts Content Booster

Are you looking to boost or refresh your performing arts content for Semester 2? Let us re-stock your teacher tool-kit at this practical, hands on day where we will equip you with a wide range of brand new resources that will engage students of all ages and abilities.

Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers, casual relief teachers and pre-service teachers

Content: 

  • Music in the Classroom – greeting songs, transition songs, action songs and creative musical activities to engage students
  • Team Building Activities – Fun and energising theatre-based activities designed to promote imagination, teamwork, focus and confidence
  • Movement Activities and Dance – Warm up, stretch and learn a fun and easy dance routine to teach your class
  • Incorporating classroom instruments – songs, activities and creative ways to include basic hand percussion into your classroom.

Resources: Each participant will receive a booklet with warm ups, activities, music and digital resources.

NESA Elective PD (Sydney only): This PD meets Standard Descriptors 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 and can contribute 5 hours towards Elective PD at the Proficient Teacher career stage. You will receive a certificate upon completion.

MELBOURNE

Friday July 26
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: 1st Kew Scout Hall, Kew
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Jessica Huggett and Joanna Patocs

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SYDNEY

Friday August 9
9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: St John’s Anglican Church, North Ryde
Cost: $195 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenters: Fiona Ulrick

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Cancellation Policy

Please ensure you are in good health before attending the workshop. Should you be unwell then we ask that you do not attend the workshop, and we will instead issue you with a full refund upon notification to [email protected]

Duration

 

6 hours

 

 

Cost

 

$195 per workshop

 

 

Features

Practical ideas, activities and
routines for the classroom
Experienced facilitators
Supporting resource booklet

 

Outcomes

Learn skills that are readily
transferred to the classroom
Meet other teachers
Share ideas and experiences

 

  • Fiona BalthasarLilydale CRT Network
    "So glad I came! A thoroughly engaging PD jam packed with practical ideas for teaching a range of age groups."
  • Peter MurnaneTeacher at Black Rock PS
    "Fantastic organisation, infectious energy and the representation of how positive reinforcement and feedback can truly impact adults and teachers, let alone students. I'm a better teacher and person for attending this PD session today."
  • Terry BeggsGeelong CRT Network
    "Wow, what a talented duo! Beautiful singers and talented presenters. I’ve been to hundreds of PDs and this rates right up there as most fun but also helpful."
  • Elinor CozensSouth Yarra Primary School
    “Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm! Great job - you've reminded me of the spirit needed and what is most helpful for the kids.”